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2008-10-14 15:00:14

Firefighters at the northern edge of California's San Fernando Valley got a break Tuesday as Santa Ana winds eased up after fueling deadly twin wildfires. Firefighters continued to battle blazes that so far have claimed two lives -- in addition to two other deaths reported elsewhere -- 10,000 acres and 49 structures, the Los Angeles Times reported. Meanwhile, fire officials reported the 4,824-acre Marek fire near Lake View Terrace was 70 percent contained Tuesday. The 9,872-acre Sesnon...

2008-10-09 21:00:24

CAMP PENDLETON -- Smoke from a wildfire near San Diego blew into the San Gabriel Valley and Whittier this morning, even as firefighters worked to significantly slow the progress of the blaze. The fire, which quickly grew to nearly 1,000 acres on a Marine explosives range at Camp Pendleton, had worried residents who could see flames from miles away. The blaze about 40 miles north of San Diego was 70 percent contained as temperatures fell and winds stayed calm after nightfall, said Marine...

2008-08-17 12:00:20

Authorities suspect arson in five brush fires that had burned 50 acres in a Los Angeles park. Three hundred firefighters were called in Saturday to battle the blazes that all began within a two-hour period, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday. The fires reportedly were 60 percent contained and were expected to be fully under control by Monday. No injuries were reported. But officials had to evacuate tourists from Travel Town within Griffith Park. Deputy Fire Chief Mario Rueda said...

2008-08-07 03:00:18

By Stacia Glenn DEER LODGE PARK - The wind howled and blew his worst nightmare that much closer, the red glow burning hot like a demon in the night. Randy Clauson blinked once, probably twice, then his tired brown eyes focused on the hellish vision. It didn't look like it was moving, but his years as a firefighter told him otherwise. This quaint community of A-frame houses would share his nightmare and it was going to happen quickly. It was 5:08 a.m. Oct. 22 when fire officials...

2008-07-18 06:00:30

By Peter Hecht, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jul. 18--President Bush took a helicopter tour of charred forests above Shasta Lake on Thursday and vowed to do the "best ... we possibly can" in directing federal assistance to help California respond to devastating wildfires. With nearly 2,000 lightning fires since mid-June devouring more than 880,000 acres and burning a hole in the state budget, Bush promised not to leave California stranded. Federal disaster officials to date have pledged...

2008-07-14 09:00:35

By Scott Lindlaw Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO -- Violent thunderstorms brought rain bursts that modestly helped firefighting efforts Sunday, but the downpours also triggered mudslides that complicated California's unfolding wildfire disaster. "If it isn't fire, it's flood. If it isn't fire or flood, it's the mud," said Christina Lilienthal, an interagency fire spokeswoman. A "horrendous" amount of precipitation in the Sequoia National Forest dampened the ground but also caused a creek...

2008-07-13 21:00:13

By Jason Dearen; Juliana Barbassa PARADISE - Firefighters "turned the corner" Saturday on a wildfire that destroyed dozens of homes in the Sierra Nevada foothills, one of the hundreds of blazes burning huge swaths of state at the start of an unusual fire season. Thousands of evacuees began returning to the town of Paradise as firefighters gained the upper hand on the blaze that burned down some 50 homes and apparently killed one person in nearby Concow, about 90 miles north of...

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2008-07-12 09:10:00

As hundreds of blazes continue to char California, additional National Guard troops and overseas crews are being called in to assist exhausted firefighters, and President Bush has scheduled a visit to the state. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday ordered 2,000 more National Guard troops to join the 400 already on firefighting duty. Australia, Canada, Greece, Mexico and New Zealand are also sending firefighters and equipment, federal officials said. "We are stretched thin, and our...

2008-07-11 00:00:16

California needs more federal help to battle fires that have scorched hundreds of square miles, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Thursday. The governor released a letter sent Wednesday to President George W. Bush, The Sacramento Bee reported. To date, I have ordered hundreds of California National Guardsmen to the firefighting front lines and anticipate calling up more, the governor wrote. However, California's troops can only absorb so much of this responsibility while maintaining their...


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